Greyhound racing is arguably one of the most exploiting forms of entertainment that we have today. Yet people who go to these tracks oftentimes don´t even realize what they are truly supporting. Yes, it is certainly no lie that greyhounds love to run. But no animal should have to run for the sole reason that people want to earn money. These dogs live for our entertainment. They are not well socialized and miss out on so many things that make a dog a dog things like getting to romp and play at a park, or learn a trick or two from their owners, or get out and have some fun exploring. Instead, these beautiful creatures are subjected to confinement and deprivation for most of their lives. And these are the lucky ones. The puppies that don´t make the cut are killed. They are killed, but why? The answer is simple. These are the puppies that they know won´t be profitable. If an animal isn´t profitable, then they are worthless in their eyes. What is so different about these dogs than the dogs that people have as pets? If someone were to have a pet dog and do these things to him or her, wouldn´t that be animal cruelty? Why or how can this be justified? It simply can´t. Watch this video to find out the truth yourself. And please, spread the word. The world is starting to wake up about this. Many states have started banning greyhound racing, and hopefully the rest of the world will follow suit. -AnimalMedia Introduction music: Kevin MacLeod (Rocket) Free music from: content in this video is used with complete permission or in a manner that their licensing allows. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike License (which is required due to the licensing of certain images).
Here is a short video with the animals we video taped while we were in Aruba. Its mainly birds and lizards. There was a donkey sanctuary and a horse ranch but due to rain we were unable to film. But some of the birds and lizards were pretty cool and it was cool to see them. This is not a serious video, its just some clips from a vacation. Enjoy! -Animal Media Also, check out Animal Rights Aruba's website, they are trying to make a difference for animals and promote responsible pet ownership (neutering and spaying to help cut down the population as well as responsible ownership in general).
This is Lulu. She is one of our three indoor cats. All of our cats were adopted from a no-kill animal shelter. Videos of our other two cats, Mia and Knuckles, are coming soon! Seeing as all of our videos thus far have been on serious topics, we decided to liven things up a bit by showing you guys some of the crazy things Lulu does around the house. She is constantly running around the house with her jingle-ball and just loves to play! She has some pretty sweet moves so check her out! ;)-AnimalMediaIntroduction Music: Kevin MacLeod (Rocket)Main Music: Kevin Maclead (Killing Time)
In the United States alone, an estimated 6-8 million beautiful animals are placed in animal shelters each years. From that number an estimated 3-4 million animals make it out alive. The rest are euthanized. In the United States and many other areas across the world, we are being faces with massive pet overpopulation. Ignorant and irresponsible owners are not spaying and neutering their animals, and are letting their pets have puppies or kittens. Many times it is because parents want their children to experience the birth of animals. It can feel like a beautiful experience to see a new mother cat gently licking her newborn kittens. The sad thing is, this can actually send a bad image to children. After all, I´ve never seen a case in which these newborn kittens or puppies stay with the family for long. They are all sold or given away. Does this send a good image? No, it tells children that animals are to be used by people and that they can be given away or sold for profit. Think about this: every single kitten or puppy that your pet has, another beautiful life will be euthanized at a shelter. When a breeder or regular person with an intact animal sells the kittens and puppies, they are taking away a home that an animal at an animal shelter may have taken. This is the sad reality of the present world. By creating life, you are also destroying life in the process. What is sickening is when animal shelters are blamed for the problem. No, they are not at fault. The kill shelters are taking the fall for the ignorant people who continue to let their pets breed. Kill shelters are oftentimes located in places where pet overpopulation is high. They are crushed in an endless cycle of taking in animals to try and find them homes, and euthanization. When there are not enough homes, and animals are coming in every day, they are left with no choice. If you do not want to support the euthanization of animals, then try and find a good no-kill shelter. There are many of these all around. If you want to find a way to help the animals languishing in kill shelters, find a no-kill shelter that has an outreach program (a program in which the no-kill shelter goes to high kill animal shelters and rescues many of the animals there by bringing them back to their own shelter). A plus of supporting a no-kill shelter is that you are not paying for the euthanization process of other animals when you pay for your new pet. You will be paying for the continual care of other animals there. If you are dying to have a purebred animal for whatever reason, then find a good purebred rescue league. Nearly every dog breed has one. If you just want a purebred and don´t care what breed, 25% of animal shelter animals are purebred. In some cases, the animal shelter might not even know, and mislabel a purebred as a mix! So next time you go to a breeder or pet store (who get their animals from cruel puppy mills, but that is a topic for another day), or your own pet gets pregnant just think. Think about the lives that may be lost as a result of your direct action. Please, spay and neuter your animals, and opt to adopt from animal shelters. -AnimalMedia Introduction Music: Kevin MacLeod (Rocket) Music: Kevin Macleod (Touching Story)
Across the world, especially in the United States, a massive deception about white tigers and their origin is taking place. Did you know that there truly is no such thing as a royal white Bengal tiger in captivity? Did you know that there isn´t even a wild white tiger population, and that no white tiger has even been seen since the 1950s? Did you know that there isn´t even a conservational value for breeding white tigers, nor that any are able to participate in any Species Survival Plans? And finally, did you know that white tigers can only exist through rampant inbreeding, which causes heavy deformities, mental disabilities, and birth defects? Most people don´t know these things. This is mainly because the zoos just don´t want the public to know. White tigers are the animal that everyone wants to see. When sold, they cost much more than a normal orange colored tiger. They are seen as more valuable because the public has naively believed the lies spread by countless zoos around the world. White tigers are all related to Mohan, a white tiger cub that was captured in India in the 1950s. He was bred to a Siberian tiger (they hoped that the resulting cubs would be bigger due to the Siberian tiger´s greater size) in the hopes of producing more white tigers. When all the cubs were orange, they were baffled. But, as they soon discovered, by breeding Mohan with his own daughter, some white tigers resulted. The inbreeding turned out to be necessary because the rarity of the gene that causes the white coloration, and because the gene is double recessive. From then on, all white tigers have been a result of such inbreeding. Since the first breeding occurred between a Bengal and Siberian tiger, all subsequent animals were tiger hybrids. Because they were not pure species, no white tiger or orange tiger from that line will ever be able to be used in Species Survival Programs. Only pure subspecies can be used for that. Therefore, when zoos say they breed white tigers for conservation, they are trying to deceive the public. AZA accredited zoos typically frown upon the practice of breeding white tigers for this very reason. With inbreeding comes many problems. The neonatal mortality rate for these animals is 80%. That means 80% of these tigers will die of birth defects. All other white tigers will have crossed eyes, whether it shows or not, because the white gene causes the optic nerve to be wired on the wrong side of the brain. The majority that survives suffer from profound defects and problems, such as immune deficiency, scoliosis, cleft palates, mental impairments, deformities, etc. The list could go on. So many of these animals suffer from deformities that it is estimated that only 1 in 30 white tigers will be put on display. The rest are sold off, either to another roadside zoo or placed in the exotic pet trade, or are killed. Zoos have no interest in animals they deem ugly. This is the abuse that you are supporting every time you pay patronage to a zoo that has white tigers. This means that you must boycott such zoos and spread the word about this despicable practice. Contact any zoos you know of with white tigers and urge them to get their animals fixed. This is something that we can stop! We need to get our voices heard by the places that continue to breed these animals. When they realize the public isn´t falling for their tricks, they´ll realize that they have to stop the abuse in order to earn money. When the people stop paying, maybe the killing and abuse can stop too. -AnimalMedia --- For more detailed information, visit: special thanks to Big Cat Rescue and Carole Baskin (their founder) for allowing us to use their images. It was a great help and we appreciate it immensely. Big Cat Rescue´s website: Cat Rescue´s YouTube channel: music: Kevin MacLeod (Rocket) Free music from: content in this video is used with complete permission.
This is the introduction for a new and upcoming channel dedicated to providing viewers with the information on good animal organizations, facts about animals and provide entertainment at the same time. Many of our videos will be of good sanctuaries and animal shelters and will help spread word of them. We will also be uploading educational videos containing information you may or may not have ever heard about. As of now, we plan do do videos of this type focusing on white tigers, ligers. tigons, as well as others educating on what you can do to help. If this interests you, please support the channel by subscribing and help spread our message! Music: Kevin MacLeod (Rocket)